These websites represent my very subjective views of the best sites for budget travel. They are, simply, the ones I use most.
Super-flexible searching for the lowest airfares
Constantly updated listings of the lowest airfares from U.S. airports
Other useful airfare watch sites:
Fare Compare, www.farecompare.com/dealfinder/topuscadestinations
FareCompare Twitter feed, twitter.com/flyfrombdl
Deals on hotels, airfare, packages and cruises.
Other useful travel deals sites:
Groupon Getaways: www.groupon.com/getaways
Budget Travel Real Deals, www.budgettravel.com/realdeals
Frommers Travel Guides, www.frommers.com/deals/
Arthur Frommer Online, www.frommers.com/blog/
Aggregated reviews of hotels by ordinary travelers.
Other useful hotel and review sites:
Blind “name your own price” bidding for hotel rooms and rental cars.
Terrific travel advice, news and tips.
Get help picking the best seats on the jet.
Vacation Rentals by Owner, www.vrbo.com
Listings for vacation rental homes, apartments and condos.
All about frequent flier miles.
Joe Sent Me, www.joesentme.com
Great resource for business travelers.
Chris Elliott, www.elliott.org
Travel news and consumer advocacy
Insure My Trip, www.insuremytrip.com
Travel insurance metasearch and aggregator.
Cruise Critic, www.cruisecritic.com
All about cruising, with lively message boards
Travel news and opinions, reverence-free.
Frugal Traveler, www.nytimes.com/frugaltraveler
Tips and news about traveling on the (relatively) cheap.
A practical and thorough guide to budget travel.